Just one Air Force Base Hospital (I am searching for more specific info on total number of CKD patients who may be cared for at DoD facilities --- as opposed to VA) facilities.....
KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- The 81st Medical Group Hospital again offers hemodialysis to patients requiring the care.
The treatment has been available since the 81st Medical Operations Squadron dialysis unit reopened in November 2009 and increased service in March 2010.
Hemodialysis removes waste products such as creatinine and urea as well as free water from the blood when the kidneys are in renal failure.
The staff of three dialysis nurses and a specialized medical technician currently cares for Department of Defense beneficiaries only in the mornings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The eight dialysis machines, located in three treatment rooms, allow them to care for up to 12 patients a week. They presently see four. However, they hope to increase the number of patients in the near future and establish a second "shift" as more eligible beneficiaries learn of the service.
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2017 3:47:47 GMT by miamianne67: grammar, correcting apple. etc.